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                           August 26, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Israel Diamond Exchange Postpones Intl. Diamond Week
Brokering the Diamond District, New York City’s Crown Jewel
Gold Forecast Range: Pareto Optimality to Doomsday Recession
A retailer’s solution to diamond grading confusion
‘Blue Moon’ Diamond To Get Rare Public Showing In L.A
Collection Obsession: Magerit’s Instinto Jewels
Fabulous Fall 2014 Jewelry Preview
What jewelers can learn from crimes in California
Retailers Warned of Hacking Software
Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas
Wedding Ring History, Traditions, and Trends
Best-selling Watch Accessories
Instagram Introduces Business Tools for Brands
The Most Productive Times to Hold a Meeting
Are You Hiring People Wired For Sales?

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Israel Diamond Exchange Postpones Intl. Diamond Week

Ronen Shnidman                                   Diamonds.net                                      August 25             


The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has postponed its fourth International Diamond Week due to logistical difficulties caused by the ongoing conflict with Gaza.
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Brokering the Diamond District, New York City’s Crown Jewel

Tobias Salinger                                           Commercial Observer                                     Aug. 20

       

In a vault in the middle of the stretch of West 47th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue that’s known as the Diamond District, a longtime merchant keeps his literal crown jewels: >>> 


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Gold Forecast Range: Pareto Optimality to Doomsday Recession

American Hard Assets                                                                          August 25    

       

The problem, currently, seems to be an ongoing trend for de-dollarization, and therefore the most basic need for large stocks of gold in lieu of a dollar reserve for a significant number of national central banks. >>>    

A retailer’s solution to diamond grading confusion

James Alperin                                    National Jeweler                           August 25

     

Diamonds were once color graded as Jagers, Cape, Top Silvercape, Wesselton and other names that indicated their color in vague terms. As we all know, that system of grading disappeared long ago. >>> 

 

‘Blue Moon’ Diamond To Get Rare Public Showing In L.A.

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                                     August 26

                     

  

The precious gem’s extra-special qualities were revealed by Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution. >>>

 

 

Collection Obsession: Magerit’s Instinto Jewels

Brittany Siminitz                                               JCK                                                August 25  

                        

Dubbed Instinto, the collection is said to celebrate the relationship that exists between the human and natural worlds, paying close attention to the passions and instincts of both. The stars of the show: a feminine figure with a sensuous shape and a bold, elegant panther. >>>  

 

Fabulous Fall 2014 Jewelry Preview

 Anthony Demarco                                  Jewelry News Network                              August 25           

                    

 

 

 

 

 

This is a group of 28 designers and manufacturers whose work I was able to view during the jewelry rtade shows in Basel, Switzerland, and Las Vegas. >>>    

 

 

 

What jewelers can learn from crimes in California

David Sexton                                       National Jeweler                                        August 25

                     

  

Crime is an ever-present threat to jewelers throughout the country, but California jewelers are having a particularly active year. >>>

 

 

Retailers Warned of Hacking Software  

Logan Sachon                                                 JCK                                           August 25   

 

The Department of Homeland Security has advised retailers to check their POS systems for a malicious hacking software called Backoff.  >>>  

 

 
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Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

Ann Chapman                                      Stonechat Jewellers                                           Aug. 22    

 

 

There are different types of engraving – machine engraving, laser engraving and traditional hand engraving.  Each has its place and is used for different styles of inscription.  >>>   

Wedding Ring History, Traditions, and Trends

Celeste Perron                                        Brilliant Earth                            August 21 

                                                                            

 

                       

Wedding rings have represented the ultimate commitment between two people for thousands of years. Here’s a timeline of how these little symbols of love have evolved from ancient times until today.>>> 

   

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The Most Productive Times to Hold a Meeting

Carla Turchetti                                     OPEN Forum                                  August 22 

 

Are Monday meetings a waste of time? Are morning meetings better than lunch meetings? We dissect the best days and times to schedule important meetings.  >>> 

 

Are You Hiring People Wired For Sales?

Emili Vesilind                                                   JCK                                           August 21

  

The jewelry-industry veteran, whose past gigs include sales and operations stints for Tiffany & Co. and Hearts on Fire, recently penned a book on the subject, Hiring Squirrels: 12 Essential Interview Questions to Uncover Great Retail Sales Talent, to help retailers suss out candidates who possess the innate ability to sell. >>>

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